I consider my sisters to be my best friends on this planet and it totally sucks that I don’t get to spend every day with them, like when we were growing up. And the moments we do get to share now are limited — but it’s something I always look forward to. Which is why I couldn’t help but get a lump in my throat watching recent high school grad Tami Norton open her gift.
In a video shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page only a few hours ago, we see the graduate get shocked out of her mind when her sister Brittany presents herself as Tami’s graduation present. Seriously — the girls can be seen rolling in the grass with joy. If you don’t have a sister, you may not understand this reaction, but let me tell you — it’s extremely appropriate.
The girls’ father Tim captured the moment on film and submitted it to Love What Matters, which has gone viral with 297K views and 6.4K likes.
“Tami hadn’t seen her older sister Brittany, who lives in Arizona, since Christmas 2016,” he writes. “She was sad that her sister wasn’t going to be able to make it to her party, and would only be able to make it to her graduation ceremony 3 days later.”
Who wouldn’t want their best friend at their graduation celebration? It’s truly a miracle to see how well the Norton family executed this reveal. Tim continues, “I spent a few hours calling around town to find a box big enough to ‘fit 2 bodies in.'”
While that may have come off a little suspicious to some, the outcome of this surprise was totally worth it. Watching the girls embrace each other brought tears to my eyes. There’s truly no bond like the one between sisters.
Congratulations on graduating, Tami! You’ll have to excuse me, I’m off to call my sisters.